Valaineral R Davilles

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Location: Southern San d'Oria (S) - (H-8)
Type: Shadowreign NPCs
Description: Army of San d'Oria General of the Royal Guard.

Combat Observations


Dialogue

  • In Combat: "Let the Blade of the Conqueror once again bring glory to the kingdom!"
  • Out of Combat: "The protection of the throne comes before all else. Only by direct order of the royaulais will I wield my blade on the battlefield. Such is the duty of the Royal Guard."


Historical Information

Great Figures of the Crystal War

General of the Royal Guards under the Kingdom of San d'Oria, hailing from Aldiaine. First cousin to the current king, Destin R D'Oraguille. Known for a gentle and sincere demeanor which belies his unrivaled skill with a blade and well-versed knowledge of military affairs. Admired by the masses for his resemblance to the benevolent Ranperre R D'Oraguille, and likely heir to his legacy.

For these reasons Valaineral was held in high regard by the people, his debonair good looks and air of honorability currying him greater favor than then-Crown Prince Destin, who had not yet developed his penchant for public speaking and social grandeur. And so it was that the citizenry attempted to champion Valaineral as successor to the throne upon the unfortunate assassination of King Grantieul R D'Oraguille. But, unwilling to plunge the kingdom into yet another political schism, he at once made known his loyalties to the Crown Prince, his shrewd maneuvering promptly stifling any machinations set in motion by his supporting factions.

Thus gaining the unflinching trust of King Destin, Valaineral was bestowed the eminent title of duke in 858, and charged with the command of the Royal Guard. He hence proceeded to devote himself wholeheartedly to the defense of the kingdom. With the onset of the Crystal War, he chose to personally marshal the royal banner of San d'Oria on the battlefield to inspire the hearts of the troops. Even now, he remains in the field, in the makeshift encampments of the men, making his bed on San d'Oria's wild grasses.

  • Born in the Vana'diel Year 835.
  • Nickname: The Grassblade Noble

Trust Magic

Valaineral
Valaineral Trust.jpg
Job

Paladin / Warrior

Spells

Cure I - IV, Flash, Protect IV - V, Reprisal, Enlight, Phalanx

Abilities

Provoke, Sentinel, Majesty, Defender, Fealty, Divine Emblem, Chivalry, Palisade

Weapon Skills

Circle BladeReverberation SC Icon.png/Detonation SC Icon.png, Sanguine Blade None, Savage BladeFragmentation SC Icon.png/Scission SC Icon.png, Uriel Blade (AoE)Light SC Icon.png/Fragmentation SC Icon.png/Scission SC Icon.png

Acquisition
Special Features

Possesses Enmity+, Cure Potency+, Spell interruption rate decrease, Refresh+ (4mp/tick Auto Refresh), and Damage Taken-
Uriel Blade can be used under 1000 TP based on certain conditions, making him excellent at engaging multiple targets. He can even use it when engaging a single target and any time the player draws enmity. This makes him a good SC opener for Ark GK, who can use that to close Light SCs right after engaging an enemy with no TP requirement for either of them.
Very powerful at low levels due to his special ability letting him use Uriel Blade before he has access to it as a normal weapon skill (lv.50).
Casts Protect spells on himself under the effect of Majesty with the added defense of Shield Barrier (defense varies by ilvl), but does not attempt to overwrite other Protect effects even if he would gain more defense from doing so.
Uses Divine Emblem before casting Flash if it is available.
Uses weapon skills randomly around 2000 TP and does not try to close skillchains.